PS 401 Abnormal Psychology
S1T 2011 DLA
Ph.D, LPC, LMFT
Jan 10-Mar 6, 2011
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Areas of Focus
All Areas of Focus need to be supported with empirical research.
Describe the disorder you are researching.
2. DSM-IV APPLICATION
List the diagnostic criteria for the disorder. Discuss the ethical and responsible use of the DSM-IV in general and with this particular disorder. Cultural influences need to be included in discussion.
3. 4 Ds—DISTRESS, DEVIANCE, DYSFUNCTION AND DANGER
Describe the disorder according to the level of Distress, Deviance, Dysfunction and Danger for a person diagnosed with this disorder.
4. MODELS OF ABNORMALITY THAT EXPLAIN THE ETIOLOGY
Identify at least 2 theoretical models of abnormality that provide an understanding of the etiology for the disorder. Based on the research, discuss which model best explains the etiology.
Identify at least 2 treatments that are currently being used to treat this disorder. Based on the research discuss which treatment is the most effective.
6. HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXTS
Discuss what have been the historical influences and changes for this disorder in the last 100 years. Describe the cultural influences for the disorder and discuss the occurrence of this disorder in other cultures.
Discuss the prognosis for a person with this disorder.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Discussion Topic—minimum of 300 words for each question--Due on Thursday of each week
Mastery--Due Sunday of each week
Responses--3 points each--Due Sunday of each week.
23 total responses
Journal entries--1 entry each week--week 2 through week 7--Due Sunday of each week
5 points for each entry
Core Assessment—Due Saturday of week 7. The Core Assessment is a Research Paper
Midterm Exam--Due Saturday of week 4
Final Exam--Proctored essay exam to be taken by Friday of week 8. Final exam is in 2 parts. Part 1 is the multiple-choice exam which will be taken in the course without a proctor. Part 2 is the essay exam which will be taken under the supervision of a proctor.
90-100% 688 - 764 points
80-89% 612 - 687 points
70-79% 535 - 611 points
60-69% 458 - 534 points
59% and below 457 points and lower
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Each week's work must be completed by the end of the week (Sunday at midnight Central Time). Do make an effort to submit all work on time--exceptions granted if there is a good rationale. Late work is to be the exception and not a persistent pattern.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday. The first week begins the first day of the term and ends midnight the last Sunday of the term. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed by Sunday of the week assigned. It is important to understand that this is not a course where assignments can be posted at any time during the 8-week term and there is a deadline each week for that week's assignments. Assignments posted after the weekly deadline will not receive credit.
Online Etiquette/Courtesy Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty, and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an online class. What you put into an online course reflects on your level of professionalism. It is important no to take disagreement personally. Responses to different ideas and observations need to be objective. Being objective means maintaining boundaries and not making personal attacks on the ability of others or making statements that have the potential to be taken personally. An important part of online learning is discussion. Differences in thinking are good because our knowledge is broadened. Because we have differences, we will have conflict. The important thing is to handle conflict in a way that does not create defensiveness, which does not promote learning. Here are online references that discuss online writing: http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor
Midterm Exam--due Sunday of week 4.
Discussion Topic (9)--due Thursday of each week.
Discussion Topic Responses (2 each week)--due Sunday of each week.
Mastery Quizzes (8)--due Sunday of each week.
Journal entries (7)--due Sunday of each week.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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